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August Newsletter

Happy August!

I hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter, I have included the August edition of Knitting News & Notions as both an image and as a downloadable PDF!

August Newsletter

August Newsletter

 

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Original Patterns, Patterns for Sale, Ramblings, Random Topics

June Project Collage

Looking back over June, I was feeling very much like I had been extremely unproductive. Very few blog posts and, although I knit everyday, every chance I get, I couldn’t remember finishing much at all. I decided to take a page out of my artist daughter’s book and create a sort of collage of monthly projects to really get a clear picture of just how much I had actually accomplished last month!

June Projects

  1. 2nd sample for K is for Kangaroo pattern.
  2. 1st sample for Two-Tone Texture Wrist Warmer pattern.
  3. 2nd sample for Trellis Fair Isle Cowl pattern.
  4. 2nd sample for Mosaic Slip Stitch Hat pattern. (I will be adding this pattern to my shops today!)
  5. I is for Inchworm.
  6. Commission for baby sweater and hat.
  7. J is for Jewelry Box.
  8. 2nd sample for Two-Tone Texture Wrist Warmer pattern.
  9. Busy Birthday Beavers for the EtsyCA150+ Canada birthday event (this is actually 3 finished items as the pattern includes instructions for 3 sizes and I completed one of each!)
  10. Broken Leg Bird, I designed this for a friend’s little boy who broke his leg this month.
  11. Basket Weave Cable Hat and Wrist Warmer pattern. (I will be adding this pattern to my shops today)!

After creating the collage (no way am I re-doing it!), I realized that I missed a project. I completed the below as a commission for a friend’s golf & cat-loving brother’s 60th birthday!

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In addition to these finished items, I also have a few WIPs started in June. Putting this together has definitely helped me feel a lot more content with my June productivity. I will certainly have to make this a monthly habit. Hopefully, July’s collage with be even bigger!!

Ramblings, Random Topics

Monthly Newsletter – 2nd Edition

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!!

Beavers

I hope you enjoy the 2nd edition of the MurisKnits Newsletter “Knitting News & Notions”!

Please click the link below if you are interested in reading more about MurisKnits’ June knitting adventures!

Knitting News & Notions – 2nd Edition

Creations, Ramblings, Random Topics

Another Project Finished!

I don’t know about you, but I find that there is nothing more satisfying than crossing another item off your “to do” list! I just finished a commission for this baby set, I don’t often knit baby clothes and always forgot how quickly they knit up and how tiny they are!!

Baby Sweater & Hat

I usually have a minimum of 10 to 12 projects planned at one time and they all tend to buzz around in my head sending me a little wacky trying to keep them all organized! The whole waking up at 3am trying to decide what to work on next had to stop, so I recently decided to keep a list of the 4 to 5 items I would focus on each week and weekend. For example, Monday to Friday, I will work on Project 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5; Saturday & Sunday, I will work on 3, 5, 7, & 9, & so on. My current list takes me up to the end of June and so far, this system is working really well, is keeping me on track, AND I get to tick things off the list!! If I finish the list for the specific time period, I allow myself to start something new, so it’s great motivation to keep at it!

How about, how do you stay organized and motivated?

 

 

Creations, Miscellaneous, Original Patterns, Ornaments, Ramblings, Random Topics

“J” is for Jewelry Box!

Jewelry Box

The next entry for my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge, “J” is for Jewelry Box, is complete!  I made a really lucky find for this one! This little heart shaped jewelry box was a tremendous bargain at my local thrift store and makes the ideal platform for a knitted decoration as well as the perfect storage place for some of my knitted earrings from “E” is for Earring!

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Only three more to go and I am half way through the challenge list, actually much faster than I expected! I will be posting “K” is for Kite this weekend, so stay tuned!

Creations, Original Patterns, Ornaments, Ramblings, Random Topics

“I” is for Inchworm!

Looking back over my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge list, I was horrified to see that I had decided that “I” was for Inchworm.  Seriously, who in their right mind chooses to knit an inchworm?! I was very tempted to cheat and come up with another item for this letter, but I knew I would hate myself for that decision.  So after much soul searching and luckily, a spark of imagination, I am very happy to present “I” is for Inchworm! This little guy is happily measuring his way through a garden abloom with Marigolds searching for the largest one!

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I knit a cover for a small canvas using two shades of Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Ball, (one of my favourite new yarns, see this month’s newsletter!) and used some of the colours from my Dollar Store mini yarn find for the Marigolds and the worm.  I am so happy with this project and am very thankful that I stuck with my original plan!  Next up is “J” is for Jewelry Box!

Ramblings, Random Topics

Introducing the MurisKnits’ Monthly Newsletter!

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Introducing the MurisKnit’s monthly newsletter, “Knitting News & Notions”!  At the end of every month I will be releasing Knitting News & Notions which includes a few regularly featured items & columns and I will see what else comes up that strikes my fancy!  I see this as the perfect place to share some of my thoughts, triumphs, reviews and discoveries as I progress through my knitting adventure! Feel free to comment if there is anything you would like to see featured.

Please click on the PDF link below if you are interested in reading this month’s premier issue! I hope you enjoy this new feature, I am really excited to share my latest project!

June 2017 Knitting News and Notions